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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Statistical Mechanics for Engineers

ISBN 9783319138091
Publication Date September 2015
Formats Hardcover Ebook 
Publisher Springer

This book provides a gentle introduction to equilibrium statistical mechanics. The particular aim is to fill the needs of readers who wish to learn the subject without a solid background in classical and quantum mechanics. The approach is unique in that classical mechanical formulation takes center stage. The book will be of particular interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in engineering departments.

Isamu Kusaka is an associate professor in the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Bio molecular Engineering at the Ohio State University. His current research interests include transport phenomena in nano scale systems.

Classical Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Classical Statistical Mechanics
Various Statistical Ensembles
Simple Models of Adsorption
Thermodynamics of Interface
Statistical Mechanics of Inhomogeneous Fluids
Quantum Formulation
Vectors in 3-Dimensional Space
Useful Formulae
Legendre Transformation
Dirac Function
Where to Go from Here
List of Greek Letters
Hints to Selected Exercises
Index.

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